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Dear Rabbi, Shalom. I saw something unusual in a dream last night. There was a table with bread and wine on it and the name Malkitzedek was written on the table. I sort of recall there being a story about Melchizedek and Abraham in the Torah. But who was he and what does that image in my dream mean for me?

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I recently had a scary experience. I got a flat tire and stopped at the first tire shop I could find to get it fixed. I was in a rural area, far from any Jewish population. I was the only customer there at the time. Two men who appeared in their forties were working there. As they were changing my tire, the men were having a lively conversation in which they were saying some vicious antisemitic things. They sounded so hateful in the way they were talking. They were describing conspiracies blaming Jews for problems in this world. I wasn’t dressed in a manner that screamed Jew. I had on a polo shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap. And I do not have an identifiably Jewish name or look. They had no clue that I, a Jew, was in their presence as they were mouthing away. I was relieved to have my tire changed and be out of that place, hopefully never to go near there again. My one regret was not secretly videotaping it to show others and expose them. I truly believe that one who behaves like this cannot sincerely apologize for their feelings or actions. They can only feel sorry for the consequences they might face if caught. What is the appropriate way to act when faced with this predicament? Should one stay safe and keep quiet and hope to not get noticed? Or be brave and speak up about being Jewish and confront them? I wanted to be safe and I chose the first option.

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My maternal great grandmother called herself Rosa Schmidt, but she was actually of Lithuanian Jewish descent according to DNA from my mother. Is there any way to match Jewish DNA to Jewish Lithuanian surnames? Rosa Schmidt had a colorful past and there must have been a reason why she hid her identity. She came to the U.S. from Swilno, Russland in 1892. According to my aunt, she was a prostitute in Cleveland when she met my grandmother's father, a one-legged night watchman. She settled with him in Chicago, bringing with her a daughter. Rose had 4 more children before she died in 1916.

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Hello, 1. Why do the Jews of Yemen call Yemen by the name of TEMAN? 2. Basically, how old is this name in that area? 3. And since when do they themselves live in that area?

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Hi Rabbi, Why is Rashi's commentary written in "Rashi script" as opposed to the standard Hebrew font or print? Thanks  

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Ezekiel 3:15 - Tav~Lamed Aleph~Bet~Yud~Bet spells Tel Aviv, home of prophet Ezekiel. It is located on the river Kbar. Kaf~Bet~Resh means "far off". Is this the same as modern day Tel Aviv?

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Exodus 1:7 says, "And YHVH said unto Moshe, see, I have made thee a "god" to Pharoah: and Aharon thy brother shall be thy prophet." Aleph~Lamed~Hei~ Yud~Mem spells elohim, meaning " god, " divine ones, ruler, special works or possessions of G-d, mighty. This is Moshe's description in relation to Pharaoh. Would this title have entitled Moshe to be "endowed" with favor, wisdom, and divine power from the Most High? Moshe was said to speak mouth to mouth with YHVH, and beheld His similitude. Numbers 12:8 What was Moshe's secret to obtain this extraordinary closeness ? Yah doesn't respect persons or titles, so we're all on an equal playing field, or are we? I desire with my whole heart this level of love. Are wiling obedience and Torah study key principles? Shalom Yishrah

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Ayin~Tav~Nun~Yud spells Otnniy, "lion of YHVH" - a Levi, son of Shmayah , the first-born son of Obed-Edom. Usually I can see the meaning of a word in the "essence" of each holy letter. However, Ayin~Tav~Nun~Yud spells Otnniy, "lion of YHVH" is perplexing! What letters spell "lion"? What letters spell YHVH? Thanks